Newman's Nest

Weekends

Adelmann Mine

This weekend, we hiked back to the Adelmann Mine tucked away in the foothills. I have attempted to do some research on the mine, but there isn’t much online about it (kind of strange for someone in my generation- I’m so used to being able to google anything).  The mine looked like something out of an Indiana Jones movie!  It was neat to see the history around Boise. In the gallery below, there is a picture of the rock slide where it is evident the mine was blown shut.  There  ...

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Travel

Portland Sightseeing

Let me tell you, Portland has the most awesome Starbucks downtown.  Maybe it is a little crazy that instead of finding the hip, local coffee shops, we head for the closest mega-chain? Anyways, Portland is pretty nifty.  They most amazing book store, Powell’s.  It has multiple stories of books stacked floor to ceiling.  I mean seriously!  HOW COOL. We also got a chance to ride the jet boats on the Willamette River (pronounced Will-AM-et, not Willa-mettie.  Oh yes, we did learn that the  ...

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Family, Travel, Wedding

The Wedding in Canby

Chase’s cousin was married this last Friday- it was a beautiful wedding with lots of little details. The venue was a gorgeous setting next to a vineyard and an orchard, where Mount Hood peeked over the trees, and cows grazed in the distance. We have decided this is the summer of weddings for us! What a great excuse to go on a trip and see family, though.

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Travel

Road Trippin’

Off again! We are headed to Portland for the rest of the week for another wedding in the family! Kind of ironic that I got an email this morning from my favorite outdoor clothing brand titled “There’s More to Portland than Portlandia”- they put together a city guide on Portland! How appropriate.

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Weekends

Lavender Festival

I went to my first lavender festival this past weekend with my mother in law at Lakeside Lavender! It was beautiful to see the rows and rows of vivid purple. There were lots of fun things there- vendors, joe2u (a super cool mobile espresso catering service), and a yoga class by the lavender field in the morning. It was such a great way to start a Saturday morning!

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Family, Travel, Wedding

Georgia and South Carolina (Part 2)

The whole reason for our trip was because…. my brother got married!! The boy who, for years and years, swore he would never, ever get married (so it was a pretty big deal)! His wife is from Augusta, Georgia, and we were welcomed with the most wonderful Southern hospitality (and lots of sweet tea) by her family. The venue was an old mill, and it was so neat looking!  Just a beautiful wedding, all around. Also while we were in Augusta, we got a chance to see a plantation- I have always  ...

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